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The Boy in the Black Suit

The Boy in the Black Suit
 

Matt wears a black suit every day. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can't handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad's snagging bottles of whiskey, ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571356126
Barcode 9780571356126
Release Date 3 September 2019 by Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
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Author(s) By Reynolds, Jason
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ISBN-13 9780571356126
ISBN-10 0571356125
Stock Release date is 3 September 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Release Date 3 September 2019
International Release Date 1 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Reynolds, Jason
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Teenage Romance
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 217g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 992167

Description of this Book

Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died - although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can't handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad's snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt's snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she's been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She's tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he's drawn to her, and definitely why he can't seem to shake her. Because there's nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness - and who can maybe even help take it away.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. The American Booksellers Association's 2017 and 2018 spokesperson for Indies First, his many books include When I Was the Greatest, Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), and Long Way Down, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.

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